Gunna is behind bars on a racketeering charge.
The Atlanta rapper, whose real name is Sergio Kitchens, was booked into Fulton County Jail on Wednesday morning (May 11) in connection with the 56-count indictment against 28 alleged Young Slime Life gang members, which includes charges ranging from drug and gun possession to murder. Gunna is charged with a single count of conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.
Prosecutors allege that YSL is a criminal street gang co-founded by Thug (Jeffrey Williams) with ties to the national Bloods gang.
Both rappers are accused of possession and intent to sell a variety of narcotics, receiving stolen property, and for general street gang activity. Additionally, they were charged with being part of a larger criminal enterprise comprised of YSL associates who were allegedly involved in a series of crimes, including the attempted murder of YFN Lucci.
Prosecutors are using Thug’s song lyrics and social media posts to portray him as a violent gang figure. Lyrics from nine different songs were listed in the indictment, including Thug and Gunna’s hit collaboration “Ski.”
“As the district attorney of Fulton County, my No. 1 focus is targeting gangs,” Fani Willis said at a news conference. “And there’s a reason for that. They are committing, conservatively, 75 to 80% of all of the violent crime that we are seeing within our community.”
Gunna is scheduled to make his first court appearance today.